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Modern Chicken Coop by Architecture Research Office (ARO)

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Modern Chicken Coop by Architecture Research Office (ARO)

“Just because it’s a chicken coop, it doesn’t mean you can’t be creative,” opined Stephen Cassell of New York’s Architecture Research Office (ARO)—who got very creative indeed in designing a home for a brood of chickens on the eastern end of Long Island. Built for a Hamptons-dwelling, chicken-raising client who had designs on a coop — Continue reading

Sneak Peek: Vondom Exclusive Sale Feb 18-March 3

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Sneak Peek: Vondom Exclusive Sale Feb 18-March 3

Summer arrives early with our Vondom exclusive sale, beginning Wednesday, February 18th, and extending through March 3rd. Vondom, a Valencia-based modern furniture brand, has made a habit of defying conventional notions about indoor/outdoor furniture, planters, and lighting, with a range of avant garde items that straddle the line between sculpture and functionality. Bestsellers and — Continue reading

Graphic, Sustainable Textiles From DittoHouse

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Graphic, Sustainable Textiles From DittoHouse

Giving vivid new meaning to the word ‘up-cycling’ is DittoHouse, an Ohio-based textiles company which repurposes fabric waste for its range of graphically modern blankets and pillows. Overseen by founder and textile designer Molly Fitzpatrick, DittoHouse harnesses the potential in scrap cotton materials, which, once sorted and de-fiberized, yield a whole new collection of yarns which Fitzpatrick weaves into — Continue reading

In Words and Pictures, New Biblioteca Wallpaper by NLXL

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
In Words and Pictures, New Biblioteca Wallpaper by NLXL

Dutch wallpaper producers NLXL have introduced a new wallpaper motif based on the work of Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova. The company’s new Biblioteca design startlingly translates the 3-dimensional installations created by Panikanova into wall coverings that, in standard NLXL fashion, fool the eye with their photo-realist exactitude (see their Scrapwood collaboration with Piet Hein Eek — Continue reading

Fine Finnish: Secto Modern Lighting

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Fine Finnish: Secto Modern Lighting

Modern lighting designs by the Finnish company Secto are instantly recognizable for their elegant shades, each composed from artfully arranged wooden strips. Sourced and crafted locally of Finnish birch, the Helsinki-based Secto’s slatted designs—exquisite table lamps, wall sconces, pendant lights, and floor lamps—bear the graceful forms and meticulous craftsmanship that characterize the best examples of traditional Nordic design. 2Modern — Continue reading

IMM Cologne: More Golden Glamour

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, IMM Cologne 2015, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
IMM Cologne: More Golden Glamour

Trade show season may have barely launched, but already one trend that shows no signs of passing is the preoccupation with gold. As illustrated by last month’s IMM Cologne, golden finishes continue to mark some of the more notable new furnishings making their debut in 2015. Danish brand Gubi led the pack with new versions — Continue reading

LZF Wins iF Design Award for Chou Lamps

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
LZF Wins iF Design Award for Chou Lamps

Spanish lighting brand LZF already has something to celebrate this new year, having received 2015 IF Design Awards for two of its 2014 lamp designs—including its Chou series of floor, table, and suspension lamps. The international juried award was bestowed on LZF in the lighting product category for a lamp suite with a distinct Asian — Continue reading

‘One Love’ Stool from Milan’s Veneziano+Team

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Trade Shows
‘One Love’ Stool from Milan’s Veneziano+Team

In a timely Valentine’s Day unveiling, Milan design studio Veneziano+Team debuted a heart-shaped wooden stool, created for Italian brand Riva 20, at last month’s IMM Cologne trade fair. Crafted from solid cedar, One Love is a sculptural piece and apt collaborative expression of Gianni Veneziano and Luciana Di Virgilio, Veneziano+Team’s creative and life partners—though a team of 4 designers — Continue reading

Exclusive Sale: Save 15% on Mater Eco-Friendly Furniture

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Exclusive Sale: Save 15% on Mater Eco-Friendly Furniture

Sustainable design practices impact not just the environment, but the people who reside within it—and to that end, Mater, a Copenhagen-based design studio, has made ‘ethical design’ its abiding principle. By melding social responsibility with the time-honored traditions of Nordic design, Mater has, since its founding in 2006, overseen a range of visually striking, — Continue reading

Maison & Objet 2015: 3D Printed Lamps by Alessandro Zambelli

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Maison et Objet 2015
Maison & Objet 2015: 3D Printed Lamps by Alessandro Zambelli

Italian manufacturer .Exnovo, which has been experimenting with 3D printing technology since 1988, introduced new lighting designs at Maison et Objet this year—and included was Maggiolina, a new lamp series by Alessandro Zambelli. Said to be inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, in which a man awakens to find himself transformed into — Continue reading

New Arrivals: IC Lights Collection by FLOS

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Arrivals: IC Lights Collection by FLOS

New arrivals at 2Modern include the exquisite IC Lights Collection from FLOS. A suite of exceedingly elegant lamps in which a single sphere balances on a linear brass element, the IC Lights Collection was conceived of by Cypriot-born, London-based designer Michael Anastassiades, who was inspired by a video of a contact juggler balancing spheres — Continue reading

Maison & Objet 2015: Vitra Home Complements Collection

Categories: Maison et Objet 2015, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
Maison & Objet 2015: Vitra Home Complements Collection

Vitra unveiled a new range of products at the recently concluded Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris—a collection for which the undisputed star was Alexander Girard. The company’s Home Complements Collection features a range of small-ticket items—paper napkins, matchbooks, serving trays, greeting cards—that act as showcase primarily for the whimsical illustrations of Girard, the architect — Continue reading

Last Call: Gus* ‘Keep on Giving’ Sale Ends Jan 31st

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Last Call: Gus* ‘Keep on Giving’ Sale Ends Jan 31st

Our month-long ‘Keep on Giving’ sale on modern furniture, lighting and accessories by Gus* is about to be history. The Gus* collection includes well crafted, beautifully proportioned contemporary furniture for the bedroom, dining room, living room, and modern study—each piece distinguished by the graceful profiles and honest materials that highlight the softer side of modernism. A chance to — Continue reading

Tom Dixon Designs Interiors for Mondrian Hotel, London

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Tom Dixon Designs Interiors for Mondrian Hotel, London

Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has created the interiors of the first Mondrian hotel outside U.S. shores. The Mondrian London, at Sea Containers—so named for its location inside the famous Sea Containers House that overlooks the river Thames in the city’s South Bank neighborhood—is Dixon’s first hotel project, and bears many of the sensuous — Continue reading

Printed Rulers Wallpaper by NLXL

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Printed Rulers Wallpaper by NLXL

Dutch wallpaper studio NLXL, which has made it a point of pride to create entire wallpaper rolls with no visible repeat motifs, has just released a new wallpaper design that—pun intended—rules. Printed Rulers is a new design, created by founders Nick & Esther Vintage, which continues the photorealist tradition started with Piet Hein Eek’s Scrapwood collection, in — Continue reading

New at 2Modern: Surya Rugs and Accessories

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New at 2Modern: Surya Rugs and Accessories

New to 2Modern are the rugs and woven accessories of Surya, a modern textiles brand whose commitment to high quality, accessibly priced products has remained unwavering for 25 years. Surya’s collaborations with designers like Aimee Wilder and Jill Rosenwald have yielded a range of contemporary rugs, modern furniture pieces, and accessories defined by — Continue reading

2015 Sticker-Calendar by Nendo

Categories: Art + Graphics
2015 Sticker-Calendar by Nendo

It’s not too late in the year to consider a 2015 calendar, and Japanese design studio Nendo has one of the more whimsical ones yet. Their Sticker-Calendar is, as its name indicates, both calendar and sticker set, designed to segue into each month as each day’s sticker is peeled away. Seasonal illustrations — Continue reading

New Arrival: Corridor Compact Bar from BDI

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New Arrival: Corridor Compact Bar from BDI

Talk about a potent cocktail recipe! The new Corridor Compact Bar from BDI may be just what imbibing modernists have been waiting for. A stylish contemporary freestanding bar doesn’t come around everyday, let alone one with functional efficiency and handsome Mid Century overtones—but the Corridor Compact Bar possesses both, in spades. The latest — Continue reading

In Canada, a Grotto Sauna Sculpted from Wood

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
In Canada, a Grotto Sauna Sculpted from Wood

Toronto architectural firm PARTISANS has conceived of and created a freestanding sauna on a private Canadian island that takes its inspiration from the undulating form of a grotto. Grotto Sauna, built on a prehistoric rock formation, straddles the line between sculpture and architecture, appearing to be a simple rectilinear volume on the outside, but masking an exquisite set of curves on — Continue reading

Sonneman: A Way of Light

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Sonneman: A Way of Light

Recent 2015 arrivals at 2Modern include the elegant lighting designs of Sonneman. The American modern lighting company, founded by New York-born designer Robert Sonneman, has carved out a niche in the lighting design field distinct for its refined esthetic sensibilities and artful profiles. Noted models include the Atelier Pendant series, a — Continue reading